Attractions IN Durban Central

Landmarks / Religious

Brook Street Cemetery

Brook Street Cemetery lies in the west end of Durban's city centre, alongside the Victoria Street, Early Morning and Brook Street markets (part of the Markets of Warwick tour; a highlight of any visit to Durban). The historical cemetery has been ...

Memorials / Miscellaneous

Denis Hurley Centre

The Denis Hurley Centre opened in central Durban, alongside the Roman Catholic Emmanuel Cathedral, in November 2015. Named after the bishop, Denis Hurley, who performed a pivotal role in the fight against apartheid, the centre offers ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

Durban City Hall

Although the area that is today known as Durban has been inhabited by human beings for tens of thousands of years, it was only when Portuguese Explorer, Vasco Da Gama, ‘discovered’ it in 1497 that it was really put on the map, both literally and ...

Landmarks

Durban International Convention Centre

A focal point of Durban's Central business district, the International Convention Centre Durban is a functional space in an aesthetic environment. Centrally located and just a quarter of an hour from the airport, Durban's International Convention Centre ...

Museums

Durban Natural Science Museum

The Durban Natural Science Museum is dedicated to the earth, it's history, it future, its life and the life forms that live and have lived on it. The worldly home of this historic earth collection is housed in a 2200m˛ interior of Durban City Hall ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Durban's Rooftop Garden

A couple of blocks up from Rivertown – a private inner-city urban regeneration project that is converting Durban's city centre into a trendy living and working space - and just over the way from the International Convention Centre (ICC), is a rooftop ...

Religious / Landmarks

Emmanuel Cathedral

The beautiful Emmanuel Cathedral is part of Durban's landscape, tucked rather snuggly into Cathedral Street against the prominent flyover of the N3 highway just as it descends into the centre of town and the dual streets of Pine and Dr A B Xuma - one up ...

Memorials

Gugu Dlamini Park

What is, essentially, a roof garden above the Workshop in the centre of Durban, the Gugu Dlamini Park (formerly Central Park) was named on World Aids Day, 1 December 2000, in tribute to Gugu Dlamini for breaking the silence on Aids in South ...

Religious / Landmarks

Hazrath Badsha Peer Shrine

In the midst of the busy market on Victoria Street stands the Brook Street cemetery, one of the most famous and oldest cemeteries in Durban. Here, in amongst the four different religious denominations of the cemetery is the Hazrath Badsha Peer ...

Entertainment / Cultural

Indian Quarter

Speak to anyone who has lived in Durban for years about the 'Indian Quarter' and for a moment they will hesitate, for they know this part of town simply as 'Grey Street', which is even more confusing as its been re-named Dr Yusaf Dadoo Street and most of ...

Entertainment

KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

Widely regarded as Africa's premier orchestra, the KZNPO's commitment to musical excellence has been the driving force behind the myriad of live concerts given annually, as well as a comprehensive education and development programme that is an essential ...

Botanical Gardens

Medwood Gardens

In the heart of the bustling city centre of Durban, where industry and commerce happily collide in a haze of activity, the tranquillity of the Medwood Gardens comes rather unexpectedly. This little retreat, situated in Durban Central, invites tourists, ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

Old Durban Railway Station

In Durban Central, the heart of the bustling conurbation of KwaZulu-Natal, is a real taste of history. The Old Durban Railway Station, as well as the City Hall and Old Post Office, exude the classically dramatic neo-Baroque style of yesteryear, and tell ...

Entertainment / Landmarks / Miscellaneous / Shopping

Rivertown Precinct

Durban's Rivertown has been described as a 'cultural revival spot', a major regeneration of the Durban CBD, and a revamp of the heart of Durban. It is Durban the way you've never seen it before. Not to be left out of the ...

Religious

St Paul's Church

Just across the road from the Durban City Hall, in Monty Naicker Street (what used to be Pine Street), is a square in which stands an old vicarage and the 1909 St Paul's Church. The Gothic Revival Edwardian church is a rebuild after the original, which ...

Cultural / Miscellaneous / Shopping

The Markets of Warwick Tour

Combining a bird's eye view of how most people live in Durban with a rather interesting shopping experience (you are encouraged to bring along your wallet and money to spend money, particularly at the bead market) the tour is an initiative of the local ...

Landmarks / Memorials

Vasco Da Gama Memorial

In the heart of the Victoria Embankment (now known as Margaret Mncadi Avenue) stands the Vasco da Gama Clock, there to memorialise Vasco Da Gama's first sighting of Durban, which happened on the eve of Christmas in 1497 (Natal is derived from the ...

Landmarks / Religious

West Street Mosque

Although popularly known as the West Street Masjid (masjid is Arabic for mosque), this beautiful Edwardian interpretation of a place of worship's full name is the Juma Masjid Sunnat Jamat Anjuman Islam, or Anjuman Islam Juma Masjid for ...

Attractions AROUND Durban Central

Golf Courses

Beachwood Golf Course

The Beachwood Golf Course is part of Durban Country Club lying about 2 km north of Durban Country Club. Although it borders the Indian Ocean, Beachwood does not quite have the accentuated undulating fairways so common to Links courses, especially those ...

Landmarks / Memorials

Dick King Statue

Dick King is best known for his epic 10-day ride from Durban (then it was called Port Natal) to Grahamstown in 1842 to round up reinforcements for the British. At the time, Durban was in danger from the Boer forces ...

Beaches / Entertainment

Durban Beaches

As the main metropolis of the KwaZulu-Natal Province, Durban certainly has much to see and do. However, year after year, its beautiful beaches continue to be the lure that attracts visitors from all over the world. The Indian Ocean is warmer than its ...

Botanical Gardens

Durban Botanical Gardens

The Durban Botanical Gardens are famous for the original specimen of a Cycad (Encephalartos woodii) that is still widely acknowledged as probably the rarest plant in the world, as well as for its extensive collection of South African Cycad species. A ...

Golf Courses

Durban Country Club

Durban Country Club comprises of two golfing estates separated by the Umgeni River. Lying just south of the river, in fact bordered by both the river and the sparkling waters of the warm Indian Ocean lies the premiere course, the Durban Country Club ...

Entertainment / Landmarks

Durban Yacht Mole

Durban's Victoria Embankment, also known as the Esplanade, and now more offically renamed Margaret Mncadi Avenue, is one of the major landmarks of the city. It runs part of the length of the harbour, apartment and office buildings on one side, and the ...

Activities / Entertainment / Landmarks / Miscellaneous / Shopping

Golden Mile

As its name implies, the Golden Mile boasts a gorgeous stretch of several golden beaches, which are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. These are flanked by the hustle and bustle of some of Durban’s best ...

Golf Courses

Royal Durban Golf Club

Flat but interesting championship course within the confines of the Greyville horse racing track, and close to the city centre. Several holes border on the racetrack on the opening nine, so don't come to Royal with a slice. This course is one of the most ...

Shopping

The Indian Quarter

The two-storey building that is the Victoria Street Market, with under cover parking below, is a top-to-bottom array of clothing, leather goods, jewellery and the odd Indian spice shop. But if you are looking for the Indian bed throws, cushion covers and ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Umgeni River Bird Park

Designed and built in an old quarry site on the banks of the Umgeni River, just 10 minutes outside Durban, the Umgeni River Bird Park is one of the greatest attractions of the city. Walk-through aviaries, birds out on perches, wonderful green vegetation, ...

Entertainment / Miscellaneous

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World in Durban is a world-class entertainment and tourism destination. At the end of Durban's Golden Mile is the beginning of uShaka Marine World - spanning over 15 hectares of prime beach front, uShaka Marine World is Africa's largest ...

... and a little further afield

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Bayhead Natural Heritage Site

Durban's bay and extensive harbour is home to a remaining 15 hectare stand of mangroves - where formerly there were extensive mangroves (438 hectares) right around the edges of the bay - that is today a protected natural heritage ...

Nature Reserves

Beachwood Mangroves Reserve

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve is a 76 hectrare reserve with the largest population of mangrove trees in the Durban area. The area is used as a Nature Conservation Education Centre. The black mangrove, the red mangrove, and the white mangrove may be ...

Golf Courses

Bluff National Park Golf Club

The Bluff National Park Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship golf course. You'll find the course 10km south of Durban. Reputedly a relatively flat course and a most pleasant walk, it has generous fairways and is a challenging course, especially when the ...

Landmarks / Nature Reserves

Bluff Nature Reserve

Considered Durban's oldest bird sanctuary, you will find the beautiful 45 hectare Bluff Nature Reserve right next to its counterpoint - the Engen oil refinery - in Tara Road on the Bluff, not far from Brighton ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Burman Bush Nature Reserve

Burman Bush, as the nature reserve is more commonly known in Durban, is 55 hectares of what remains of coastal forest in the heart of Morningside. Its value lies in the knowledge that little has changed in this patch of forest since 1850. Everything ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife

Tthe Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Durban situated in Yellowwood Park, is principally a hospital that looks after the injured and orphaned wild animals and birds in KwaZulu-Natal, most of them (as many as 90%) because of human negligence ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Coedmore Castle

Dubbed Durban's “castle lite”, Coedmore Castle is a beautiful historic homestead, built in 1875 and situated right in the centre of the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve. The old stone castle lies in amongst a ...

Golf Courses

Cotswold Downs Golf Course

Cotswold Downs is known for its natural splendour and abundance. It is located in Hillcrest, Durban, which places it within convenient proximity to the attractions and amenities of the big city, while it continues to relish in the quiet serenity of the ...

Landmarks

Cube on Innes Road

The Cube is exactly what it says it is. A cube. A giant 3-D cube that also features wall mural art. The piece rests in a park on the Berea, unveiled as a street art mural a year before the Soccer World Cup in 2010, to function as one of the tourist ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Durban and Surrounds Birding Route

The Durban and Surrounds Birding Route is a sub-section of the Southern KwaZulu-Natal Birding Route, which boasts not only all three of the country's crane species (blue, grey crowned, and wattled) but also includes the ...

Durban Central as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Amanzimtoti, Athlone Park, Berea, Bluff, Bothas Hill, Brighton Beach, Camperdown, Chatsworth, Cowies Hill, Crestholme, Drummond, Durban Beachfront, Durban North, Gillitts, Glenashley, Glenmore, Glenwood, Greyville, Hillcrest, Inchanga, Kloof, La Lucia, Morningside, Mount Edgecombe, Musgrave, New Germany, Pinetown, Point Waterfront, Queensburgh, South Beach, Sydenham, Umbilo, Umdloti, Umgeni Park, Umhlanga, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks, Waterfall, Westville, Yellowwood Park

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